Deputies Make 21 Arrests at Friday's DUI Checkpoint in Malibu

While only one was for driving impaired, several were for finding suspects with warrants out for their arrest.

Patch photo credit: Renee Schiavone.
Patch photo credit: Renee Schiavone.
Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies made 21 arrests at Friday night's DUI checkpoint in Malibu, one of those for impaired driving.

Several of the arrests were made in connection with warrants, according to a news release from the sheriff's department's Lost Hills Station.  

Here are the stats from Friday night's checkpoint on Pacific Coast Highway:

1691 Vehicles through the Checkpoint 
1544 Drivers Checked at the Checkpoint 
1 DUI – Alcohol Suspect Arrested 
2 Suspects were Arrested and booked for $30k Traffic Warrants and Sent to Court 
1 Suspect was Arrested for a $15k Traffic Warrant and sent to court 
1 Suspect was Arrested and booked for a felony narcotic warrant and sent to court 
6 Suspended / Revoked Drivers were Arrested and Sent to Court 
10 Unlicensed Drivers were Arrested and Sent to Court 
3 Vehicles were Stored for 1 Day 
5 Vehicles were Impounded for 30 Days 
8 Vehicles were Released per Checkpoint Release Procedures 
jewels May 31, 2014 at 10:45 PM
Do you know if they EVER do this 2 days in a row? Is it happening tonight also?
gracee arthur June 01, 2014 at 09:39 AM
Once again, only 1 drunk driving arrest. Let's call this check points what they are "illegal searches' trolling for fines. This one did not even have the required turn out option. It seems this behavior by the sheriff's department needs to go to court. The DUI checkpoint is really not a DUI check point .
Malibucious June 02, 2014 at 10:07 AM
Lorelei - I couldn't agree more! I got stopped in this trap on my way home Friday night, had to show my drivers license and was waved on down PCH. Between DUI checkpoints, snipers with radar guns hiding in the bushes or behind cars at the bottom of every hill and end of every straitghtaway in town, rent-a-cops driving thru our shopping center parking lots checking license tags and writing citations, 5 hour-long stings at cross walks where a ticket is issued every 2.5 minutes, etc., this town is a very intimidating place. These cops-gotcha setups are constant and pervasive. Traffic cops are today's tax collectors, doing Malibu's dirty work, here to shake us down.
George Paige June 02, 2014 at 04:10 PM
My 16 yr. old son, a straight A student at Malibu High, and two of his friends, had guns pulled on them by a young Sheriffs deputy in the parking lot at Pavilions. The deputy claimed to my face that he felt "his safety was in danger." Apparently, the children had their hands in their pockets according to this young buck. What is going on in Malibu with the Sheriffs lately in Malibu?
gracee arthur June 02, 2014 at 06:54 PM
They are poorly trained. I called them on a domestic abuse case with broken glass at a neighbors and the young Sheriff believed the BS that it was just an accident. "real nice guy" is what he thought of the perpetrator. Look what happened in Isla Vista. Many of these men are not well educated or trained .


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